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While more Iraq and Afghanistan vets are surviving their injuries, more are losing their limbs in attacks. (Associated Press)

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The A-10 Warthog has the capability to fly low enough so its crew can detect friendly forces on the ground, preventing tragedies like the one in June when a B-1B dropped a 500-pound bomb onto U.S. soldiers protecting a helicopter landing zone in Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2009 file photo taken with a night vision scope, U.S. Special Operations forces search a home during a joint operation with Afghan National Army soldiers targeting insurgents operating in Afghanistan's Farah province. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the practices of the country’s defense forces, including discussing a possible resumption of controversial night raids banned by his predecessor, the Associated Press has learned. The move appears aimed at revamping the military for the fight against the Taliban amid new indications that U.S. and international forces will play a greater role than initially envisaged. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

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U.S. Central Commander Gen. David Petraeus looks on at right as Defense Undersecretary Michele Flournoy testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 16, 2010, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Drew Angerer)

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Defense Undersecretary for Policy Michele Flournoy, left, talks with Marines Lt. Gen. John Paxton, director for operations, the Joint Staff, talk on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, prior to their testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Sgt. Liz Medina in Afghanistan. (Image courtesy of Sgt. Liz Medina)

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Rangers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and a multi-purpose canine pause during a nighttime combat mission in Afghanistan. Courtesy U.S. Army.

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U.S. Army Spc. David Walls, of Warren, Mich., Mine Detection Dog Handler, 49th Engineer Detachment, oversees Sergeant Homer, a mine detection dog, as he performs a mine-proofing sweep at the Russian Grain Silo Combat Outpost, Kandahar, Afghanistan. The COP is the intended site of a 10 mega-watt power plant that will provide electricity to the western side of Kandahar. Walls and Homer are deployed to Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. (ISAF photo by TSgt Samuel Padilla/released)

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Francisco Garcia, a 22-year-old Army veteran, was shot to death in Los Angeles early Sunday during a dispute at a homecoming party celebrating his return from Afghanistan. (KCAL 9)

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ON POINT HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan -Cpl. Bryan Manthey, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, and a dog named Zzisko rest during a patrol near Garmsir, Afghanistan, July 5. Manthey and his military working dog were searching for improvised explosive devices.

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U.S. Army Spc. David Walls, of Warren, Mich., Mine Detection Dog Handler, 49th Engineer Detachment, oversees Sergeant Homer, a mine detection dog, as he performs a mine-proofing sweep at the Russian Grain Silo Combat Outpost, Kandahar, Afghanistan. The COP is the intended site of a 10 mega-watt power plant that will provide electricity to the western side of Kandahar. Walls and Homer are deployed to Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. (ISAF photo by TSgt Samuel Padilla/released)

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The crew of a B1-B Lancer flying combat air support during a mission in Afghanistan mistook American soldiers on the ground for enemy fighters and mistakenly fired upon the group, killing them where they stood. (u.s. air force)

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American advisers have aided the ANA program, offering training on weapons, as Afghanistan prepares for the U.S. withdrawal. (Photo by Valerie Plesch / Special to The Washington Times)

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exit strategy: Afghanistan faces the prospect of an uncertain future — for both its security and its economic health — as the last U.S. Marines prepare to return home from America's longest war. (associated press)

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Major Gen. Sayed Malouk, the Afghan National Army's 215th Corps commander, looks beyond the perimeter of Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014. The United States Marine Corps ended their operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, and transferred the base to the ANA.

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Brigadier Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, commanding general, Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan, speaks with Maj. Gen. Sayed Malouk, the commander of the Afghan National Army’s 215th Corps, about the perimeter of Camp Leatherneck, Oct. 27, 2014. The United States Marine Corps ended their operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, and transferred the base to the ANA.

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Brigadier Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, left, commanding general, Marine Expeditionary Brigad ; Afghanistan, and Sgt. Maj. Doug Berry Jr., sergeant major, MEB-A, exit a UH-1Y Huey following their landing at Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014. The Marine Corps ended operations in Helmand province and transferred Camps Bastion and Leatherneck to the Afghan National Army.

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Marine Corps and Royal Air Force helicopters fly in formation after departing Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014. The Marine Corps ended operations in Helmand province and transferred the base to the Afghan National Army.

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Brigadier Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, commanding general, Marine Expeditionary Brigade; Afghanistan, waves goodbye to Maj. Gen. Sayed Malouk, the Afghan National Army's 215th Corps commander, prior to departing Helmand province, Oct. 27, 2014. The United States Marine Corps ended their operations in southwestern Afghanistan and transferred the base to the ANA.

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Marines and sailors with Marine Expeditionary Brigade; Afghanistan load onto a KC-130 aircraft on the Camp Bastion flightline, Oct. 27, 2014. The Marine Corps ended its mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the day prior and all Marines, sailors and service members from the United Kingdom withdrew from southwestern Afghanistan.